Monday, 16 May 2011

Less Is More 15, Part 3 ....

.... here's another one for the one layer embossing challenge that Lady LIM and Diva LIM have given us this week at Less is More

You know that sometimes you forget things - well today I completely forgot that my Mum had to go into hospital for an operation on her eye.  I only remembered when my Uncle rang to tell me that the op had gone well and Mum was home resting!!  Me in the kitchen saying "what do you mean, she's doing okay?" - he had to remind me.  So, hanging my head in shame, I rushed into my craft room to make a card specially for Mum.

I've gone for a really clean and simple design.  Well the design is simple, the image is not!!  I drew the frame by hand.  Okay, I used one of the large Spellbinder mega rectangles and marked the corners on my card and then used a fine liner to join the dots - worked really well.  Then, using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the image and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  Finally, I added a very simple greeting - I went for a tiny sentiment - didn't want to compete with the image.  The sentiment is from Say it Loud by Waltzingmouse - I think this one is a whisper!!! :)




Stamps:  La Blance (I think) - bought this from QVC; Waltzingmouse - Say it Loud
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessoreies:  Card and clear embossing powder from stash

This is a really beautiful image and I have to own up to the fact that it's the first time it's seen ink!  Well, apart from when I stamped my catalogue image.  I don't know why I haven't used it more - it's gorgeous with so much fine detail.  Below is a close up photo of the image - just so that you can really see the detail!




And now I'm off to get this in the post - I feel absolutely awful that I'd forgotten about Mum's operation.  I'll be phoning her later today to have a chat - she's sleeping at the moment.  My my defence, I have been rather concentrating on Jonathan coming home tomorrow - actually, not sure that a good enough reason.  Bye for now!!

27 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Oh dear Deborah, a bit of a senior moment there, Lol! However, your card more than makes up for it, what a fabulous stamp. A gorgeous card. xx

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous! and the photography :)
Mums being Mums she still loves you lol
Sue xx

Jenny said...

Whoops....I'm sure the card will more than make up for it, it's beautiful :)
Jenny x

Yvonne Garner said...

Your card is lovely! I'm sure it will cheer your Mum up. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

The image IS stunning but your framing of it is absolutely inspired. BTW I am sure your mom will forgive you!

butlersabroad said...

That is an amazing image Deborah, beautiful details. Hope your Mum is doing OK.

Hugs
Brenda

Kathyk said...

I'm sure your mum will forgive and understand - especially when you give her this super card

Good to hear the op was a success too

KAthyk

Craftilicious said...

Shame on you! Only joking - I do that all the time lately my mind is like a sieve - even missed my own hospital appointment which I have never done before. I blame technology - if I don't get a reminder on my phone these days I can't remember anything!!! I'm sure she'll not even realise and the card and phone call will make up for it anyway.

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wow Deborah, this is stunning. Love the amazing image and fab photo. Your mum will love it, glad her op went well.

Donna x

Chrissie said...

Beautiful stamp, fabulous card!
All good wishes for your mum's recovery Deborah!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

It is a beautiful image and you have done it great justice with your heat embossing very well done. XOXO Zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Deborah, I'm sure your Mum will love your card and forget very quickly, that's what Mums do. Brilliant image , I love it CAS perfect:0) xxx

Lynne said...

This is what happens as you get older, more and more `senior moments` lol. Your card more than makes up for though Deborah. Fabulous stamp aswell.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

Your card is just stunning. Glad your Mum's op went ok
Beryl x

Mandi said...

Stunning Deborah
So striking
Wishing your Mum well, again
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Paula said...

Don't those kind of things make you feel really wretched?? But it does happen despite the best of intentions & at the end of the day it is the love that counts.
Spectacular LIM definitely.
Paula (PEP)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Such a beautiful card and am sure your mum will love it, great embossing.

Marie

Carol said...

Beautiful card, lovely image. Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery. Carol x

Jackie said...

What a superb CAS card. I am very familiar with 'senior moments' these days :o)
Jackie xx

Sue said...

What a stunning image - love it. Hope your mum's doing ok. Sue.x

Stella said...

Elegant and chic; your mum will love it!
I hope she's recovering and felling well!

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card again Deborah, the image is so pretty too.Hope your mum is ok too :O) Viv xx

Pink Sunshine said...

orgeous card, sooooooooo sophisticated.
Sally. x

Susan said...

Deborah, that stamp is gorgeous!! So elegant...and the clear embossing makes it shine!

Maureen said...

This is a really lovely card, love your teacup also!!

StampingStace said...

I love this stamp - the card is so elegant, lovely!
Stacex

Aileen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image. x

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